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Lackowa – 997 metry nad poziomem morza Beskid Niski

Lackowa – 997 metres above sea level Low Beskids

Góra Lackowa zimą.

38-316 Wysowa-Zdrój Tourist region: Beskid Sądecki i Niski

Lackowa is the highest peak of the Low Beskids. It measures 997 metres above sea level. It is located between Krynica-Zdrój and Wysowa, on the border with Slovakia. The peak is sometimes called Pułaski's Flag or, jokingly, Police Mountain (due to its height).

The western slope of the mountain, where the red tourist trail runs, is the steepest in Beskid Niski and is one of the steepest sections of the marked trail in the Polish mountains (except for the Tatras). During the time of the Bar Confederation, the area was fortified and defended. From a distance, you can see the top of Lackowa, which, at the time, was not covered by trees and was used for signalling (hence the name Chorągiewka Pułaskiego). The most popular (red) trail to Lackowa starts in the village of Izby. Walking time is approximately 1 hour. Most of the route is easy and pleasant until the so-called Weeping Wall. It’s a harsh approach that can force you to slow down and take more frequent rests. You may even find that when just climbing, it’ll take a similar amount of time as the rest of the trail combined. As it can be dangerous to descend the Weeping Wall, some people choose to return via a different route: mainly the red trail via the Pulaski Pass to the village of Izby. The attractiveness of the trail is boosted by the Weeping Wall, which certainly adds variety to the hike. The trail itself, on the other hand, follows the forest road all the wa,y and the summit is almost unnoticeable if it weren’t for the information sign. An alternative route is: Izby – Bieliczna – Pulaski Pass – Lackowa. It is easier, but the longer passage will take about 4 hours. The route from Izby to Beliczna isn't marked as a trail, but after about 1.5 hours of walking, you’ll reach the Pulaski Pass. We then follow the red trail straight to the top of Lackowa and the border with Slovakia.

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